The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM Innovation

Harnessing Electricity & Magnetism to Design the World’s Most Powerful Satellite (Viasat Inc.)    Assistive Technology: Improving Lives of People with Disabilities Through a STEM Challenge (Southwest Human Development)   Arizona’s Got STEM Talent Show V (Spaces still open for talent! Email Marisa for more info!) (Science IS Fun)   From A to Z: Everything You Need to Know About Everything […]

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CGUHS student among youngest presenters at this year’s SciTech conference

CASA GRANDE — Merlin D’Souza has always liked science. And at age 15, the Casa Grande Union High School sophomore will be among the youngest presenters at the eighth annual Arizona SciTech Festival conference Oct. 3 in Mesa. During the conference, she’ll talk about the ever-growing STEM field and the new careers it has created. […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Bringing Equity Into Education”

Track: Bridging the Barriers in STEM  This session will explore ways to promote equity in STEM programs, ensure each child learns in a fair and equitable way, and identify and address inequity in educational settings. We will also look at recruiting from an inclusive perspective to promote program accessibility for diverse populations.   Presenters: Brittney […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “How Blood Cord Research is Saving Lives”

Track: The Latest & Greatest in AZ STEM  In this session, attendees will learn how cord blood stem cells can be used like bone marrow stem cells to treat and cure over 80 life threatening diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell disease. The AZPublic Cord Blood Program has had 48 life saving transplants […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Develop An Impactful STEM Program With Three Steps: Engage, Inspire, Empower”

Track: STEM in Education  This session will give strategies on how to have a successful STEM program. It will explain how to engage, inspire and empower the students to own their learning. Future Stars, is starting it fourth year of the Hands On STEM program. We will discuss how we have been able to keep […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Are We Graduating the Entrepreneurial Doers and Thinkers the World Needs?”

Track: STEM in Education    Preparing students for the future workplace is about cultivating their entrepreneurial mindset – an approach that values “initiative, intelligent risk-taking, collaboration, and opportunity recognition”. This session will show educators why building a movement of impact-driven entrepreneurship in their school is crucial to student success. In addition, this session will cover […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Ticonderoga Red Eye Saloon”

Track: STEM in Education  The workshop presents the concept and reaction of acids and bases using household material that goes along with a story  This workshop presents to participants the concepts of acid and base reaction following the AZ science standards. We present the neutralization reaction between acid and base incorporated with an activity for […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Snakes on a Plane: Fun Times Review”

Track: STEM in Education  Snakes on a Plane is an engaging review game that engages all students who are required to play and move every turn. It is easy to set up and can be adapted to any subject area, topic, and grade level. Come test your general science skills, play and see how it’s […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “From Raw to Cooked: A Food History”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  Every human culture includes cooking – this is how it began. Cooking makes food more digestible and kills off bacteria, and every human society in the world does it.  Cooking is ubiquitous in humans. All cultures, from the Inuit of the frozen Arctic to the hunter-gatherers of sub-Saharan Africa, are […]

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Kickoff Session Sneak Peek: “Imagication in the Classroom”

Track: Arts & Sneaky Science  Steve Jobs defined creativity as “connecting things.” These exercises will implement that strategy while exposing students to science concepts while using their creativity. Activity: Labeling an image subsection emphasizing Botany and Biology. Attendees will look at a composite image. This is an alien creature that has been invented and drawn. […]

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